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Education and Outreach

The Movement Disorders Program serves patients and caregivers from Kentucky, southern Indiana and surrounding regions, specializing in helping them function as well as possible with their disorder, while waiting for a cure. The program focuses not only on physical aspects, but also on emotional and psychological health of the patients and their caregivers. The following centers and programs are offered through the Movement Disorders Program:

  • Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center
  • Mind and Body Exercise Series
  • Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center

The Bill Collins Parkinson’s Patient Resource and Education Center is named in honor of a Louisville native who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1973. Located on the first floor of the Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Center, the Patient Resource and Education Center provides patients and their families with assistance and information, including:

  • Access to local and regional support groups for specific diagnoses
  • Patient assistance with medications and insurance
  • The latest technology to research and learn more about their disease

Mind and Body Exercise Series

This exercise series is available for any individual with Movement Disorders, including current or previous Frazier Rehab patients. All classes are held in the Bill Collins Parkinson's Resource Center, located on the first floor of Frazier Rehab Institute. Classes are FREE and held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information or to register, call 502.582.7654. 

2019 Programs: 

  • Dance for Health - February 5 - June 25, 2019
  • Tai Chi - July 2-November 26, 2019

Summer Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders presents this monthly series. The lunch and learns take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bill Collins Parkinson’s Resource Center at Frazier Rehab Institute, 220 Abraham Flexner Way. The events are free, but registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 502.582.7654.

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - Research Updates in Parkinson's Disease, Kathrin LaFaver, M.D.
  • Friday, June 21, 2019 - Addressing Mood and Memory Issues in Parkinson's Disease, Dr. Robert Underwood, Ph.D.